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Friday, 27 September 2013

Soda stream

There are 3 things which my parents refused to buy me when I was growing up which to this day still upset me; A Mr Frosty machine, a Soda Stream and a Baby G watch. Here’s me all deprived and scarred but it’s funny how they always had money for their things like bottles of wine and the gas bill. Pfft.

I tweeted something to thing effect a few weeks ago and it was amazing how many other people felt this similar deprivation. Honestly, it’s a small wonder we all weren’t on the phone to Esther Ranzen every 5 minutes because this is clearly child abuse. Anyway, the wonderful people at Soda Stream Uk decided to right the wrongs of my parents and decided to send me my very own Soda Stream. The inner 12 year old in me felt vindicated.

I just thought I’d tell you all a bit about what it’s like being a Soda Stream owner. It’s boss. It’s everything it was cracked up to be. First of all I was made up that it doesn’t required plugging in, I have an original 70’s kitchen (bought my nans house) and the lack of plug sockets is a real issue. It runs off a pressurised gas bottle. It required minimal setting up and it’s so easy to use. They’ve got a full range of diet drinks, not just diet coke. They actually sent me diet pink grapefruit and diet blackcurrant and they’re both gorgeous along with marguerita, mojito and cosmo mixers. Yes while they know they’re appealing to the inner deprived child, they know that deprived child is now an alcoholicadult, with adult needs, such as vodka. And yes, fizzy vodka is amazing by the way.

I’m not great at drinking enough fluids but I definitely find I’ve been drinking more since I got it and ok ok it’s fizzy so it’s not THE  healthiest thing in the world but come on, I haven’t got (that) many vices. So yeh, all in all, thumbs up to Soda Stream. Thanks guys.


Scouse Bird

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Holiday blog - luggage an mozzy bites

Now that I'm depressingly back from holiday I thought I'd do a holiday related blog to get you all in the mood for booking the next one.

Firstly no matter where you go you're probably gonna get feasted on by mozzies an there's nothin itchier an more irritating than a bite. Then when you've itched it it just spreads the poison which makes it even more itchy and then it looks a sheow! 

I found out about this "Zap it" thing before I went. You can get them for a few quid an if one of the bastards actually makes it through all the repellant and bites you, you zap the bite. It delivers a tiny electric shock (it doesn't feel like a shock it just feels like a click on your arm) and it stops the itching. It does work if only temporarily so you just give it a few clicks everytime it starts itching and they heal alot faster.

If you remember a while ago I got sent suitcases from the lovely people at @no1brands4u
. One was the super light z-frame in hot pink an the other was the bright yellow constellation which they used in big brother this year. The z-frame is seriously seriously light, i used it for my hand luggage and the fact it's got virtually no weight and multi-directional wheels meant that strutting round the airport looking fab was dead easy cos it just behaves itself!! The constellation was also boss, it's dead sturdy and has an in built combination lock and different compartments inside so all your stuff doesn't move around an get creased in transit. The fact it's bright yellow means I spotted it a mile off on the luggage carousel as well. Plus the two of them together look dead cute an tropical! I'd consider gettin a full size z-frame next year, means an extra 2.5kg luggage allowance (more shoes).


Scouse Bird